Decedent meaning

dĭ-sēd'nt
A dead person.
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A deceased person.
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A person who has died; the term is usually used in trusts and estates and personal injury matters.
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(law, chiefly US) A dead person.

“A check of the nightstands revealed large amounts of prescription medication in the decedent’s name,” the coroner’s notes said, according to TMZ.com. — The Herald Sun, ‘Dangerous drug mix’ likely killed Brittany, New York Post, December 23, 2009 5:27AM.

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Removing; departing.

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Origin of decedent

Latin dēcēdēns dēcēdent- present participle of dēcēdere to depart, die decease